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Archive: December, 2008

Explorers striving for improvement

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 1:39 PM
This is a challenging time for student-athletes across the country with final projects and exams taking place. Their lives are dominated by demands of school and basketball. It is a time of growth and achievement, but sometimes the quality of play can slip. I am especially proud of how my players are... Read more

Penn fans, Rosen's future is Rosey

Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 8:54 PM
It's understandable if Penn fans are a little surley, as the Quakers have gotten off to a 1-5 start, including last night's Big Five loss to Villanova at the Palestra. Wins will come for Penn, especially once the Ivy League starts play, which usually happens in like April or something. What I'd like... Read more

What is La Salle's identity?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 9:38 AM
La Salle coach John Giannini decided not to start Vernon Goodridge last night against Bucknell, which seemed to be somewhat of a surprise considering the lofty expectations that were put on the Mississippi St. transfer. As it turned out, Goodridge didn't start because he was a little late in returning... Read more

It's a rare home game for Owls

Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 6:40 PM
After opening our season with five games away from Philadelphia, we look forward to playing in front of the best home crowd in the country when we take on a tough Miami of Ohio team at the Liacouras Center Wednesday night. During the past few months I have been asked by several fans and media members... Read more

That 'Palestra experience'

Monday, December 1, 2008, 10:36 PM
Even though the Palestra is just a four-block walk from the Daskalakis Athletic Center, visiting California State Northridge did not visit the hoops shrine during its two-day stay in Philadelphia. Coaches of several other Drexel opponents who travelled a distance have made the visit because they wanted... Read more

Nova's Drummond to transfer

Monday, December 1, 2008, 3:08 PM
The first time I saw Casiem Drummond play, last December against Temple at the Liacouras Center, it was had not to be impressed. He just looked like the kind of big man who could make a difference. Not that he was going to average 20 points and 10 rebounds a game. But because he could be a presence... Read more

Big 5 Media Day

Monday, December 1, 2008, 12:02 PM
...Unless you have seen hoops in other big American cities, you can lose sight of how different and special the Big 5 has been and remains. Five Division I programs in the same city playing each other every season only happens here. There is even a building that sort of belongs to everybody, even if... Read more
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